Industrial Management MS Degree

Graduate Admissions


The University of Texas at Tyler
Department of Bus. & Technology
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, Texas 75799
Phone 903.566.7371

Degree Information
Phone: 903-565-5836

Graduate Admission Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
Office of Graduate Admissions
Office: STE 345
Phone: 903-566-7457
Fax: 903.566.7492

Program Information

Degree: MS

Hours: 36

Tracks: Available online or face-to-face.

College:  Soules College of Business

Admission Requirements

Application Instructions

Total Program Tuition Cost: $16,380 Estimated tuition for full-time, in-state on-campus enrollment. Tuition varies by delivery method and hours taken per semester. Calculate your estimated tuition with the tuition calculator.

Scholarships/Financial Support:  Yes

International applicants must meet the minimum requirements as stated in the International Graduate Student Admissions section of the catalog.

Test Score Required: A satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). In rare instances the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) may be accepted in lieu of the GMAT.

In rare instances the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) may be accepted in lieu of the GMAT. Applicants with three or more years of extensive managerial work experience (earned in the U.S. or with a U.S. government entity) may request to have the GMAT requirement waived by the Program Advisor. This decision is made on a case-by-case basis; "extensive managerial experience" will typically mean a full-time supervisory or managerial position held for a significant period of time after completing the bachelor's degree as demonstrated with a resume.

GPA: 3.0 GPA (on 4.0 scale) on all previous academic coursework.

Letters of Recommendation: No

Resume/Curriculum Vitae: No

Admissions Essay: No

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.

Provisional Admission: Although a student may not have completed all baccalaureate work at the time of application, a provisional admission decision will be made on the strength of the student’s permanent record before the student can be enrolled as a graduate student in business.

Career Outlook: Widespread efforts to increase management efficiency have led some companies to ask industrial managers to assume greater responsibility. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, this trend has led to a slight decline in employment prospects for industrial managers. For more, visit Occupational Outlook Handbook - Industrial Production Managers.

Salary Information: See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is O*Net.

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Theory and Practice to Step Into Leadership

In today’s business environment, successful managers know how to achieve goals with a lean budget and fewer employees. The University of Texas at Tyler’s master’s in industrial management prepares you to meet these challenges using the latest thinking from top business experts and best practices from the most respected corporations in the world.

  • Earn a master’s degree through online and evening courses, enabling you to continue working in your current job.
  • Be ready for career advancement to such positions as plant manager or sales manager in an industrial or medical sales environment.

Graduates of this master’s degree program are employed in such locations as: Ingersoll Rand, Eastman Chemical Company, LeTourneau Technologies, Cardinal Health, Argon Medical Devices and Aaon – HVAC manufacturers.

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Master’s in Industrial Management: Practical. Theory-Based.

  • Delve into the quality management methods of Six Sigma, the renowned business management strategy that originated at Motorola USA. Learn about the legendary Toyota Production System (TPS) and the emergence of “lean manufacturing.”
  • Complete just 12 intensive, research-oriented classes to earn your degree. No thesis is required.
  • Gain hands-on experience in industrial management through Systems Integration Management (SIM) courses and the processes and materials course at UT Tyler.
  • Study in a state-of-the-art manufacturing laboratory using the latest equipment and software.

Industrial Management Faculty: Mentors and Experts

  • Study with professors who have extensive industry experience including working toward a Black Belt in Six Sigma methodology and corporate consulting on data management and assessment.
  • Learn from professors who are acknowledged leaders in industrial management and frequent conference presenters on such topics as: introducing nanotechnology in high schools; overcoming the fear factor and being productive in the field; and the development, content and implications of technology certification exams.
  • Work closely with faculty members who have published extensively in professional journals. Article topics include: Marketing Your Manufacturing/Industrial Technology Program as Clean, Neat and Glamorous; Sheet Metal Skills: Tools, Materials and Processes; and What Should Engineering Technology Instructors Know About Learning Styles: Improving the Learning Environment for Diverse Students.

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Industrial Management Courses: Strategic. Workplace-Ready.

Six Sigma Quality – Focus on the analysis and application of quality control concepts, including both attribute and variable quality control techniques. Advanced graphical problem-solving techniques in Six Sigma will be studied, along with attribute analysis for MIL-STD-105D and variable analysis for MIL-STD-414. Learn the effective use of microcomputers to develop spreadsheets, graphs and charts, and how to run statistical quality control microcomputer programs.

Lean Manufacturing – Complete an overview of how the lean production system can be implemented into an organization or company to improve profitability by reducing waste. Key concepts such as visual management, Five S, TPM, Kaizen, Kanban, Jidoka, Hoshin planning and PDCA will be covered.

Value Stream Management – Explore how information and materials flow through a workplace through visual mapping techniques. Students will be required to develop value stream maps for manufacturing and health care organizations as well as develop plans to create a lean office environment.

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